Engel wins District 5 race
Jeff Engel has been elected District 5 Supervisor. Kathy Williams, the county's chief elections official, made the announcement this morning after the provisional ballots and the mail-in ballots dropped off at the polls yesterday were counted. Engel received 717 votes and Jim Judd received 674 votes. The write-ins are still being tallied.
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County supervisors respond to grand jury report
The Plumas Board of Supervisors responded to the grand jury report on time this year.
“I want to emphasize that,” Supervisor Lori Simpson said of the timeliness during a meeting in mid-October. “It was easier this year.”
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Concerned community gets answers after long trial
Miriam S. Cody
Leanna May Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison Sept. 24 for stealing over $600,000 from the Indian Valley Community Services District as its general manager. Less than a month later, Oct. 20, District Attorney David Hollister gave a timeline presentation to the public and shared his insight about the investigation.
Current General Manager Jesse Lawson helped put together the timeline leading up to the point when suspicion arose and was soon followed by criminal charges.
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Forest Service, conservation groups reach agreement on management of the Sierras
The U.S. Forest Service and environmental plaintiffs signed a settlement agreement Oct. 9 ending a decade-long legal battle over the 2004 Sierra Nevada Framework Forest Plan Amendment, which affects management of the Sierra Nevada national forests in California.
A coalition of conservation organizations led by Sierra Forest Legacy and including the Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and The Wilderness Society filed suit in early 2005 claiming that the 2004 framework plan failed to adequately protect old-growth forests and associated wildlife species and was not consistent with national environmental laws.
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District 5 candidates make final push for voters
The race for Plumas County District 5 supervisor began with three candidates earlier this year, and three still remain as the final days of the election period wane.
Three names were featured on the June primary ballot: Jeff Engel, Jim Judd and Jon Kennedy. But then Kennedy announced that he is relocating and wouldn’t be campaigning, and Alice Berg entered the race as an official write-in candidate.
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